Earlier today, Sprint unveiled its newest product: WatchMeGo. This is a new watch device specifically designed for kids. The watch comes with communication and monitoring service integrated with Kidomi app for parent-approved entertainment and activities for young kids.
The watch offers real-time GPS location tracking with the accompanying WatchMeGo app. Voice messages can be send by parents and their kids via the watch. The device is also able to receive text messages from their parents. This is the perfect solution for parents who feel uneasy about handing their child a phone.
Have you ever had one of those instances where you need urgent help for your phone but you don’t know whom to approach? And even worse-- when it happens in the middle of the night and while you’re in the middle of something.
Thankfully, Google has just made it easier for you to get the help you need for your Android device. All of this is done through social media.
Google has revealed that their official Twitter account can now provide quick assistance to everyone with a problem with their Android device. If you encounter a problem and you need quick support, you simply need to tweet it with the hashtag #AndroidHelp.
Verizon and Google have just partnered to make Stadia more available to consumers.
Beginning January 29th, new internet customers of Verizon Fios Gigabit will get a Google Stadia Premiere Edition package for free. This package, priced at $129, comes with a Chromecast Ultra, a controller, and a Stadia Pro subscription. The package also includes discounts on other game titles and support for 5.1 surround sound and 4K resolution.
The regular pricing for Verizon’s Fios Gigabit rate plan starts at $79.99/month with autopay. The Stadia deal also stacks with Verizon’s free Disney+ offer for its Fios customers.
Google Fi customers are no stranger to the fact that they do not have Google Voice service on their devices. But this doesn’t mean that it is not doing its part to make the service available.
Just recently, Google announced that it will soon be separating Google Fi and Google Voice numbers under one account. Both features are not yet available, but they will soon be. Google says that they will be changing the location where voicemails get stored.
Even though 2020 just started, many are already looking forward to seeing the different smartphone models that manufacturers will unveil this year. One of the devices that many are excited about is OnePlus’ next smartphone, the OnePlus 8.
According to reports, the device will launch in the US under Verizon’s network. Aside from being the first OnePlus device on Verizon, it will also launch with 5G capability.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an announcement today that debunked a report made in August. According to the FCC, smartphone models manufactured by Apple and Samsung did not violate their rules on the maximum exposure levels of radio frequency.
Today’s report tackles the report made by The Chicago Tribune, which suggested that certain iPhone models emitted radio frequency radiation that went beyond the safety limits implemented by the government agency. The publication conducted an investigation through an accredited lab that it hired. Together, they tested a number of devices, including iPhone models. The investigation showed that these devices violated the federal guidelines.
The big four wireless networks in the US have been doing their best to fight spam calls. So far, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have already done their part to help their customers. Following their footsteps is Sprint with its newest spam call protection service that it launched today.
If you are a Sprint customer, you will have to download the free app called Sprint Call Screener Basic. With this app, unwanted malicious calls can be identified and blocked. You can also use the app to report these fraudsters.
Sprint is also offering extra service for $3 per month. This service, called Sprint Call Screener Plus, lets you get more benefits; such as:
Android smartphone owners know the struggle of unlocking their device after an update. Since their device reboots after the update, they need to unlock it so they can ensure that the apps are running properly. But since updates usually take too long, many opt to schedule their phone update before they go to bed. This usually means that the phone stays locked until it’s time to get up the next day. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to smartphone users since there are some apps that are not able to run so early in the morning and there could be important notifications that could take place.
Earlier this week, the four major carriers in the U.S. have set their rivalry aside to pave way for something beneficial for its customers.
The big four carriers, namely Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, have formed an alliance called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI). This group aims to make Rich Communications Service (RCS) messaging available to a wider scale across the United States.
As of this writing, the group is working on creating a messaging service that uses the RCS standard. When it is ready to deploy, the service will be available first to Android users. Together with “other companies in the RCS ecosystem”, the group is working hard to launch this deliverable by 2020.
Earlier today, T-Mobile revealed that it will be exclusively offering the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren before the year ends. By the time the new smartphone will be available, T-Mobile’s 600 MHz-based 5G service will be available to 200 million people. This device also marks as the second 5G phone that T-Mobile will offer.
The “un-carrier” earlier targeted to launch its 5G service this year and be able to reach the same amount of people by 2020. But thanks to how it has been building its equipment, it’s possible that they could reach that number before the year ends. If T-Mobile is able to achieve this, they will be the first network in the U.S. to be able to deliver 5G service across the country.
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